Day 1 – Torres del Paine
We left our bikes padlocked at the back of the bus station and walked a painful 500metres to the corner of the main road, with panniers in tow, as we couldn’t risk leaving them with our bikes for two days. We caught a bus to Torres del Paine and arrived at the national park admin park office 1hour later. Several bits of paperwork later, we were set to catch another bus to the start of our hike.
However we didn’t stop to think that we should have dropped our panniers off to the campsite only 1km away from the admin office before catching the second bus. Instead we had to pay $30 to stored arrrgggghhh!! Never mind!
We chose Mirador de Torres, which is a 4 hours uphill walk and 3 hour down, we were lucky that it didn’t rain but unfortunately for us the cloud coverage was low. We walked through gorges, exceptional valleys with rivers meandering, climbed to majestic moutain ranges and traversed monster sized boulders.
It was extremely cold but we were team steam roller and only needed to wear t-shirts. View at the peak was blocked by clouds, here’s what we saw:
Next day we lay in our tent till 12ish waiting for the rain to stop. It did for 1 hour max. We packed and walked the 1km back to the admin office to catch the bus back to Cerro Castillo and to our babies (bikes of course!).
Luckily for us the fire was roaring at the bus station room/lounge and our bikes were safe and sound. The cleaner was happy to share the room and let us stay over night.